Souvenirs: From the Heroic to the Sentimental

Event details

  • Saturday | April 28, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • North Perth Lesser Town Hall (24 View St North Perth).

Jonathan Paget

Acclaimed Australian virtuoso guitarist and Head of Guitar at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jonathan Paget presents souvenirs of the early Romantic guitar on a period instrument (replica by Simon Rovis-Hermann). Seducing us with delicate colours, beautiful melodies, and stormy virtuosity, Paget presents a vivid program ranging from the heroic to the sentimental, with pieces by Coste, Diabelli, Mertz, Sor and others. Performed in the gorgeously historic location of the North Perth Lesser Town Hall, Paget’s music-making combines world-class performance with fascinating research insights.

Jonathan Paget is an Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, where—in addition to leading the classical guitar program—he is Associate Dean of Research. Reviews describe him as “a fine musician with brilliant technique” [Soundboard, USA], “up there with some of the best” [Classical Guitar, UK]. His solo CD “Midsummer’s Night” for Move Records ( has been played extensively on Australian radio.

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